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Category: DIY + Hacks

Alien Facehugger CPAP Mask: In Bed, No One Can Hear You Scream

Alien Facehugger CPAP Mask: In Bed, No One Can Hear You Scream
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know it’s no laughing matter, and can be a major health risk. Fortunately, CPAP machines can help keep your airway open while sleeping, and dramatically improve your quality of life. While CPAP machines aren’t exactly stylish, they do save lives. If I did…

Russian Dad Builds Daughter Leaf Blower Powered Sled

Russian Dad Builds Daughter Leaf Blower Powered Sled
A guy recently built his daughter a sweet winter sled, powered by two leaf blowers. It was made by a very cool dad from Belgorod, Russia, and he is clearly winning at the parenting game. The video below is only about 18 seconds long, but that’s long enough to show…
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Guy Builds Flamethrower to Remove Snow: Overkill Much?

Guy Builds Flamethrower to Remove Snow: Overkill Much?
Shoveling snow is really bad for your back. It’s also the cause of heart attacks for many people every year. Screw that. You wanna remove snow? You need fire. A guy from Grassy, Missouri recently built himself a flamethrower for quick snow removal. Hmmm. I wonder why they don’t sell…

DOOMBA Creates Doom Maps Using Your Roomba

DOOMBA Creates Doom Maps Using Your Roomba
Are you a DOOM fan? Of course, you are. Do you own a Roomba? Of course, you do. Now you can combine two of your favorite things into one new cool thing. DOOMBA is a script written by programmer and designer Rich Whitehouse for his 3D model and animation conversion…

UFO-shaped Chicken Coop Ready for Lift-off

UFO-shaped Chicken Coop Ready for Lift-off
I live in the city in Chicago, so I never figured I’d see a live chicken wandering around my neighborhood. But it’s something I’ve actually seen on occasion. I’m assuming some hipster is doing urban farming somewhere around here, and a chicken got out of their coop. I bet if…

This Atari 2600 Handheld Brings The Woodgrain

This Atari 2600 Handheld Brings The Woodgrain
Woodgrain. There was a time when all of our coolest gadgets (and station wagons) were covered in this fake veneer. I for one, think it looks awesome and wish everything from our phones to our computers was still covered in the stuff. Sadly, no gadget maker seems to appreciate this…

Custom Cartridge Turns Game Boy Into a Wireless Controller

Custom Cartridge Turns Game Boy Into a Wireless Controller
These days, we play a lot of retro games on modern consoles, so naturally classic controllers have become popular. You can buy these remade controllers from several third-party manufacturers to provide a more authentic retro gaming experience. But how about playing those old games by using a Game Boy as…

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks
Designer Chris Patty may have won Christmas. This year, his family decided all the gifts they gave each other had to be handmade. He decided to make his dad a fancy jukebox with some classic tunes inside. This isn’t a jukebox like you’d see in a ’50s diner mind you,…

This Helmet Makes Your Eyes Glow Like Thor’s

This Helmet Makes Your Eyes Glow Like Thor’s
Youtuber KyleofAsgard recently built himself a replica of Thor’s helmet. So what makes this one so special? This unique design makes your eyes glow and look like the CGI effect from the movies. Only I’m sure it costs a lot less than paying a team of VFX artists. The helmet…

Package Thieves Get Glitter Bomb Surprise

Package Thieves Get Glitter Bomb Surprise
Package theft a problem many of us have experienced with the increase of home deliveries we get these days. Engineer Mark Rober is no stranger to this. A shipment had been delivered, but when checking his porch there was nothing. Security footage revealed someone stealing his delivery, and he had…

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid
Want a neat, but functional item to add to your desk? Check out this cool design for an old school microphone that’s made from cardboard, but actually works. YouTuber SKM builds lots of fun stuff from cardboard, and this is definitely one of his coolest designs. It looks just like…

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real
The HBO series Silicon Valley is one of my favorite comedies on TV. It’s a hilarious take on the software and hardware industries, and the crazy stuff that happens in pursuit of funding and customers. Among the show’s colorful characters is Gavin Belson, the egotistical CEO of Hooli – a…

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage
It might not be the flying mech that games like MechWarrior and Titanfall have tempted us with over the years, but a team of engineers in Japan have gotten pretty far with the construction of a massive robot that’s still quite intimidating. Roboticist Hajime and his team have been been…

How to Build a Better Mouse Trap

How to Build a Better Mouse Trap
If you discover that you have a mouse in your home, you don’t mess around with dinky little traps. You need a trap that shoots a volley of arrows at that little sucker. Turnah81 has made just such a mouse killer. This trap features an array of twelve mousetrap-triggered catapults…

This DIY Sound Bar Looks Better Than Any Off-the-shelf Model

This DIY Sound Bar Looks Better Than Any Off-the-shelf Model
Most of the soundbars you can buy just look like a big black bar. Instructables user and engineer ralf_k wanted a modern looking soundbar that didn’t look all cheap and plasticky, so he made one of his own. The end result is this lovely plywood and MDF sound bar. I…

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks
If you are looking for a Halloween scare of the audio variety, check this out. You only have a day until the big holiday, so turn off the lights, turn up your volume, and put Paweł Zadrożniak’s latest work on loop. Yes, the famous Floppotron has a creepy electronic cover…
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